Three Fire-Fighters Killed, Nine Injured In Building Collapse In Indian-Controlled Kashmir

NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (NNN-PTI) – At least three fire-fighters were killed and nine others, including four civilians, injured, after a building collapsed, following a fire incident in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The building collapsed at Talab Tiloo area of Jammu city, the winter capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

“Three fire-fighters were killed and five of their colleagues injured, after they went inside to douse the fire at a three-storey building,” a police official, posted in Jammu said. “Apart from this, four civilians were also injured in the incident.”

According to the police, the injured were undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Jammu.

Police said, the rescue operation has been called off, as all those trapped have been pulled out.

Locals said, the building housed a timber store in its ground floor, from where the fire reportedly started.– NNN-PTI